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Information for New Students

Orientation

Visiting Campus...

While most of our special planning for admitted students occurs during the Spring Open House programs; you are encouraged to visit at any time. If you would like to attend a class, come to an information session, stay overnight with a student host, or tour the campus, please log in to our online event tool using your CC Base Camp credentials to schedule your visit.

Student Housing...

First-year students typically live in double rooms in either Mathias, South, or Loomis, our three First and Second-Year  coeducational residence halls. In addition to a Residential Life Coordinator who oversees each residence hall, students will have an upper classmen Residential Advisor who supervises student conduct and safety  as well as organizes events to promote camaraderie and a sense of community. Students are required to stay on campus until their senior year but have a variety of housing options to choose from after freshmen year.  After filling out a housing survey (log-in information will be provided during the first week of June), students will receive a hall assignment and roommate in early August.  

Summer To-Do List...

In early June, you will receive an email with links to CC Bound, our new student orientation information.  It will include log-in information to select your first class, register for housing, choose a meal plan, select a payment plan etc.  The health center will also need documentation verifying your health insurance  and proof of a recent physical exam and vaccinations. CC does offer an insurance plan.

Selecting classes...

Using the registration materials in CC Bound, first-year students will select their First Year Experience course during the summer. During second block, first-year students meet with their faculty advisors and upperclassmen mentor and select their courses for the remainder of the year.

Your advisor...

Every student is assigned a faculty advisor over the summer. This advisor is typically one of your First Year Experience professors. When declaring a major, students select a new advisor within the department of their major.

Clubs, Activities, & Organizations...

During the first week of each semester CC hosts an activities fair with representatives from all our student groups. See Student Organizations for some of the many ways to get involved outside the classroom.

Transportation...

First-year students are not allowed to have cars on campus.  We have great public transportation in Colorado Springs. CC provides transportation to all school sponsored off-campus events, and the Freeriders Union of Colorado College organizes busses to a number of ski resorts during winter weekends. Additionally, there are airport shuttles to Colorado Springs and Denver before and after school breaks.  

Getting a job on- or off-campus...

Students receiving need-based financial aid have priority in getting on-campus jobs. Early in the school year CC hosts a Job Fair with department representatives advertising job openings.  After first block, any student who wants a job may apply for on-campus employment, regardless of financial aid status. Current job opening are listed under Student Employment. Student may also choose to have a part-time job off campus or arrange an internship at a nearby nonprofit. For more information contact the Financial Aid Office.

Computer and IT resources on campus...

All of the main academic buildings and each residence hall has a computer lab for student use.  While more than 200 PCs and Macs are dedicated to student use on campus, students are strongly encouraged to bring their own computer. CC Bound includes a section on recommended computer specifications and capacities.  The Help Desk located in the library is our on campus resource for IT.  

Taking a gap year or semester off...

Taking a year or semester off to study abroad, pursue a special interest, or participate in an interesting and rewarding program can be a great opportunity for you. If you would like to defer your admission for a semester or a year, please be sure to postmark your request by May 1st and include it with your enrollment form and deposit. This permission is granted with the assumption that you are committing to enroll after that period, and with the caveat that you may not enroll at another college or university during that year. Deferred students must reapply for financial aid.

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Check back soon for more information on what to expect over these next few months!